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Carnevale (Carnival) in Italy is probably the celebration that the kids like the most. It doesn't matter if you were good or naughty, you always get a delicious treat as gift! As you probably know, the Carnival celebrations and events normally take place for about three weeks and end with Matedi Grasso (the fat Tuesday, also know as Mardi Gras) and its colorful parties and parades. The last day of celebration is called "Martedì Grasso" because is the day before the Ash Wednesday (Mercoledi delle Ceneri) and it is the last allowed day to party and feast on all kind of fat and rich foods before the official start of Lent. For the occasion people, especcially kids, dress up in costumes and attend parades, private parties and public street revels. Carnival celebrations last for weeks All over Italy, sweets are particularly abundant in this period, especially fritters. There are different types of traditional Italian Carnival fritters, but the most famous are Frappe and Castagnole. Frappe are twisted like curled ribbons and they have different names that change from region to region; Castagnole are small round shape fritters that look like chestnuts and in certain traditional recipes are also made with chestnut flour. It's not Carnival without Frappe and Castagnole!